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July 28, 2013 2:37:55 AM

Hey guys,
I've bought this set up not to long ago (Should be in signature, if not will update)
and I've been looking for a new monitor to match for little while now.
My current monitor has 1 inch thick, vertical-faded lines throughout the entire face.

My thoughts have been between 120-144hz or a better looking IPS panel and I still haven't been pulled far enough either way to make the decision. Looking for an 1080p - 1440 IF my computer can handle it, no more than 27"
I was going to lock in the aw2210 and forget this problem but it seems I've missed the mark and that they are not being sold any more.

Any suggestions would be very helpful.

My budget is $500 (Aus) and it will be used to play:
Guildwars 2
Warframe
Counterstrike
Battle field
mostly MMO games at the moment.

Build:

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1lweS
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1lweS/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1lweS/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer
Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Green 650W

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July 29, 2013 9:20:59 AM

You won't get 60fps average in most games with a 1440p resolution monitor and a 7970. So I'd stay at 1080p. As for IPS 60Hz vs TN 120-144Hz, you'll notice the higher refresh rate in everyday computer use, but when you game, unless you can reach up to around 96 fps, you won't really see a benefit.

IPS panels are very good for 3-monitor gaming, due to their viewing angles, but they also give flat-out better color quality. Yes, you will be sitting right in front, but I would take better image quality over higher refresh rate anyday. You don't spend over a grand so you can twitch faster in a first-person shooter. You spend over a grand because you want to be able to play games in their highest image quality. Why cap yourself with a TN panel if an IPS panel can cost the same amount of money?

An ASUS VS239H-P is a great IPS panel and is FAR less expensive than 120Hz/144Hz TN panels. Heck, the ASUS MX239H is still less expensive than a 120Hz/144Hz TN panel. If you really want to buck up to your max budget of $500, then look into ASUS' Pro Art series monitors. Some of them are factory-calibrated (since they're intended for professional image/video editing) and they all have really nice stands.

This idea that IPS panels are so much more expensive was true in the past, but these days it's just a long-held myth.
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July 29, 2013 8:04:04 PM

LeMonarque said:
You won't get 60fps average in most games with a 1440p resolution monitor and a 7970. So I'd stay at 1080p. As for IPS 60Hz vs TN 120-144Hz, you'll notice the higher refresh rate in everyday computer use, but when you game, unless you can reach up to around 96 fps, you won't really see a benefit.

IPS panels are very good for 3-monitor gaming, due to their viewing angles, but they also give flat-out better color quality. Yes, you will be sitting right in front, but I would take better image quality over higher refresh rate anyday. You don't spend over a grand so you can twitch faster in a first-person shooter. You spend over a grand because you want to be able to play games in their highest image quality. Why cap yourself with a TN panel if an IPS panel can cost the same amount of money?

An ASUS VS239H-P is a great IPS panel and is FAR less expensive than 120Hz/144Hz TN panels. Heck, the ASUS MX239H is still less expensive than a 120Hz/144Hz TN panel. If you really want to buck up to your max budget of $500, then look into ASUS' Pro Art series monitors. Some of them are factory-calibrated (since they're intended for professional image/video editing) and they all have really nice stands.

This idea that IPS panels are so much more expensive was true in the past, but these days it's just a long-held myth.


Thanks for the reply!
I've had a look into "ASUS Pro Art series monitors" as you suggested and seen some good reviews of the Asus PA248Q
but how do they perform with gaming?
thanks again :) 
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July 29, 2013 8:08:27 PM

marqol said:

Thanks for the reply!
I'm gunna have a look into "ASUS Pro Art series monitors" as you suggested and give this another good week before make a decision,
thanks again :) 


B&H Photo-Video has a very nice article on ASUS' range of monitors. They're an etailer like Newegg, except they specialize in selling photography and videography equipment, which includes high quality calibrated monitors for accurate color editing.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/indepth/computers/hands-rev...


EDIT: The article doesn't talk about every ASUS monitor there is. For example, no mention of the VS239H-P in the VS category. Just a heads up
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July 29, 2013 8:18:30 PM

Sorry, edited my post instead of making a new one.
Was asking how these panels are in games. Is it worth the slow response time for image quality? I was under the impression the 120/144hz didn't look bad but were just faster, is this wrong?
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August 1, 2013 5:37:01 AM

Guess I'll add in an update.
I've actually purchased the Eizo fs2333, arrived today and looks absolutely amazing !
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